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  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Question on 12-05-2016 at 04:00 AM
    According to an article on Brulosophy one can pitch the entire starter as long as it is less
    than 5% of the batch volume. In the exbeeriment tasters could not tell the difference between a
    beer that h...

  • Posted in thread: The worst beer I have ever had in my life... on 12-02-2016 at 06:42 AM
    I've had a few doozies over my drinking career but one that stands out is Ballast Point
    Habanero Sculpin. The beer itself tasted fairly well but the aftertaste included burning napalm
    and of course ea...

  • Posted in thread: Just got my grain mill! on 12-01-2016 at 04:55 AM
    We keep 2-row, pale ale, pilsner, Maris Otter, wheat malt and munich on hand. I also have the
    common specialty grains on hand that we most commonly use. We use Homer buckets for storage,
    we'd like to ...

  • Posted in thread: Upgrade suggestions for intermediate all grain on 11-25-2016 at 07:32 PM
    I would suggest the all electric system, I'm currently building one myself; but in the mean
    time you could get yourself the pumps and maybe the electric kettles with the idea that they
    will be used la...

  • Posted in thread: Plate chillers on 11-23-2016 at 03:04 AM
    Other than keeping the hops from going through the chiller I really don't have any ideas. I
    think that all plate chillers have the potential problem of clogging. My brew buddies and I are
    thinking abo...

  • Posted in thread: Plate chillers on 11-23-2016 at 02:22 AM
    We have a Blichmann Therminator and use a hop basket and have stainless steel scrubby on the
    dip tube to prevent clogging. We've used gravity and now have a Chugger pump. We've began
    recirculating sin...

  • Posted in thread: Walmart Sam's Choice Juice on 11-22-2016 at 02:35 PM
    As long as the ingredients are water, apple juice concentrate, and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C);
    you should be good to go. I've used Wal-mart brand to make cider several times and have had
    great success.

  • Posted in thread: Pure RO Water (without additives) on 11-18-2016 at 02:19 PM
    Where do you find a RO system for $100? And is it safe to keep RO water for extended periods? I
    know that we boil for an hour and we could use pond water and still produce safe beer. But my
    concern wo...

  • Posted in thread: Small Diameter 360 Nozzle on 11-10-2016 at 05:22 PM
    I did a little google fu and came up with these. The second link is one that comes from China
    so they will give you a ETA of about a month; I got mine in about 2 weeks.
    https://www.amazon.com/Stainl...

  • Posted in thread: Acidulated Malt vs Lactic on 10-11-2016 at 04:13 PM
    We use lactic acid and only use about 1mL (depending on calculation) to adjust the mash pH. Our
    brew group starts with distilled water and adds minerals according to the water profile we want
    and then...

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